Same Game Parlays Made Simple
Since moving predominantly online through their apps and websites, placing a bet has never been easier. Simply download your app of choice to your smartphone, sign in or sign-up and you can wager on your favourite sports in a matter of minutes without ever having to leave your home.
As the sports betting market has grown more and more competitive, sportsbooks are constantly finding ways to keep the experience of their customers fresh.
One of the ways that sportsbooks have kept bringing in new customers and keeping their current userbase is by introducing new ways to bet. None have been more exciting and innovative as parlay. If you are unfamiliar with parlay and single game parlay, they are very simple.
A same game parlay is a single bet that combines multiple outcomes from the same game and is dependent on all of those outcomes winning. For example, in an NBA game you could wager on the moneyline, the spread and any number of player prop bets to make one thrilling bet. The more selections you choose the higher your odds will be.
If you are new to the concept of an SGP, fear not. Here is your guide to using same game parlays.
Find Your Match
Once you have created or signed into your account, choose the game that you would like to create an SGP. The majority of sportsbooks offer SGP markets on the NFL, NBA, MLB and soccer in the MLS as well as European leagues. Any game that is eligible for an SGP will be marked with the logo ‘+SGP’. On the event tab for your match of choice, press the ‘Same Game Parlay’ toggle to on and pick your props.
Building Your Betslip
SGPs by their nature are going to be slightly tougher to win as you are wagering on multiple outcomes in a single match rather than single props. However, you can increase your chances of winning by betting strategically. For example, in an NFL game where you expect touchdowns to go back and forth, you would likely add the over to your SGP.
Now, obviously, players need to score those touchdowns and quarterbacks are likely to need to pass a lot. So with this picture of the game you have, you can choose the rest of your SGP strategically. Let’s use the example of the Cowboys @ Seahawks. Using the method discussed, your bet may look something like this:
- Over 52.5 points
- Drew Lock over 283.5 passing yards
- Dak Prescott over 25.5 completions
- CeeDee Lamb 2+ touchdowns
Choose Your Wager
One of the best things about SGPs is that whilst they may be slightly harder to win, the higher odds mean you don’t have to wager as much to see similar returns as you would on your usual bets. This is not just based on the number of selected props but also on the likelihood of them winning based on the other props in the parlay.
For example, let’s say in an NBA game you have chosen the under on the Lakers points. This would mean that the odds on the over on points-based player props are likely to go up as you are expecting a lower output. Whilst this can of course is a risky way to use SGPs, it can certainly pay off if you know your stuff!
Sit Back And Enjoy
The best part of an SGP is when you can finally watch it all play out. You can follow your bet through the app if you can’t watch the game, but nothing beats sitting in front of the television with a beer and watching the action. SGPs add that extra layer of excitement to gameday no matter what sport you wager on.
Whilst it is clear that SGPs are a great way to enhance your excitement on gameday, it is again important to note that winning is not easy. However, there are a few ways to increase those chances. As well as our previously discussed game narrative strategy, it is always good to carefully choose which game it is that you are going to wager on.
Generally, tightly contested matchups are going to be tougher to win with SGPs as they are hard to predict. Lopsided games are much easier to bet on as you can gather before the match who is going to dominate and bet accordingly, especially in regard to player props. This may mean that the props on the favourites are generally lower priced, but the right combination can lead you to great wins.
Same game parlays have quickly become one of the most popular ways to bet whilst also being strategically beneficial. Hopefully, this guide has given you all you need to confidently wager and take your sports betting to the next level.